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        Principal Analyst - Regulatory Capital Optimization Strategy

        Join our Financial Research team in Hyderabad

        We are looking for resourceful candidates to join our RCOS (Regulatory Capital and Optimization Strategy) team based in Hyderabad within our Financial Research group. The group works closely with the front office team to provide high-quality, in-depth support to the investment research and decision processes of the firm’s global proprietary trading strategies. The team is responsible for undertaking fundamental credit analysis of high yield bond issuers across geographies and working with the front office team to objectively define the credit risk for those companies.

        What you’ll do day-to-day

        In this role, you will be involved in analyzing global corporates with the objective of arriving at an estimated rating and credit opinion for rated/unrated companies across geographies and preparing notes concisely summarizing industry/company/financials specific nuances. You will also prepare quick turnaround memos for high yield /investment grade issuers, identifying, summarizing, and discussing factors that would determine credit quality on a forward-looking basis. Participating in management/broker calls, discussing key areas of concern, and evaluating responses in the context of the credit thesis are also key parts of this role. You will also be expected to aid the front office in reading and evaluating key terms in credit documentation such as term sheets, loan pools, etc. Additionally, you will be required to monitor existing positions by the way of evaluating credit events, rating changes, earnings, etc. and their impact on credit quality. Other ad hoc projects could include analyzing/opining on third-part reports, reviewing financials for propriety, opining on seniority/subordination issues within capital structures, preparing equity RV tables, etc.

        Who we’re looking for

        Basic qualifications:

        • A masters degree in finance or a CFA with 7 to 10 years of relevant experience, along with exceptional fundamental corporate credit analysis skills
        • Excellent written and oral communication skills coupled with exceptional interpersonal skills


        Preferred qualifications:

        • Experience in high-yield space
        • Exposure to Synthetic Risk Transfers (SRTs)

        At the D. E. Shaw group, we believe the diversity of our employees is core to our strength and success. We are committed to supporting our people in work and in life, which is why we offer benefits such as a family planning and surrogacy program and a charitable gift match to all full-time employees.

        Additionally, our staff-led affinity groups are pillars of our community, helping to celebrate diversity, promote leadership and development opportunities, and facilitate inclusive mentorship. Members and allies organize a wide range of educational and social programming, from expert talks to film festivals.

        Candidates with relevant experience looking to restart their careers after a break are encouraged to apply for this position.

        The members of the D. E. Shaw group do not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, caregiver status, or any other category protected by law. We are committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and are eager to hear from individuals having a wide range of backgrounds and personal characteristics.

        Candidates who are residents of California (any such candidate, a “California Resident”) should click here for our CCPA Recruitment Personal Information Privacy Notice.

        The D. E. Shaw group may collect, use, hold, transfer, and process candidates' resumes and associated information (including personal information contained therein) for purposes reasonably related to their application, including without limitation: review and management of employment applications and supporting materials; administration and management of offers to and communication with candidates; and administration, management, and improvement of the recruiting operations of the D. E. Shaw group; and/or where reasonably required in connection with a proposed sale, spin-out, reorganization, or outsourcing of all or some of the business of the D. E. Shaw group. The D. E. Shaw group will not use such information for purposes unrelated to the foregoing, such as direct marketing of third-party products to candidates, without candidate consent. As used herein, the term "personal information" is meant to broadly describe information identifying or relating to a specific individual; it is intended to encompass "personal data," "sensitive personal data," and "personally identifiable information" and similar terms, as those terms are defined by law in the jurisdictions in which the D. E. Shaw group operates.

        The D. E. Shaw group may transfer such personal information within and outside the country and jurisdiction of the locations where the D. E. Shaw group maintains offices, to other D. E. Shaw group affiliates, to government and regulatory authorities, and to third parties which provide or may provide support and/or services to the D. E. Shaw group and for the purposes set forth above. The persons who may have access to this personal information are other employees of the D. E. Shaw group, in connection with the performance of their duties of employment, and the other parties listed above, in connection with the business of the D. E. Shaw group. (Of course, candidates will be considered for employment opportunities only in those countries in which they express interest.)

        The D. E. Shaw group will use reasonable care to maintain the confidentiality of personal information (including appropriate technical measures against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, such information) and will retain such data as required by applicable law or regulation. Candidates have the right to request access to, and correction of, their personal information in accordance with applicable law; any such request should be submitted to [email protected]. Candidates who have submitted a resume to the D. E. Shaw group and do not wish to proceed with their applications should email [email protected]. Personal information of candidates who have been the subject of background checks may have been transferred in accordance with applicable regulations, and any concerns with such transfers should be submitted to [email protected].

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